Fall 2017 Semesterly Report Submitted to the Student Sustainability Committee (SSC)
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Krannert Great Hall Lighting Retrofit (Completed)
The replacement of incandescent lighting in the audience chambers of each of the three major performance spaces in KCPA has a threefold purpose. Its primary purpose is to remove from service incandescent lighting that has been in place for nearly 50 years and is very energy inefficient. Beyond the energy efficiency issue is the efficiency of personnel who maintain the facility because of 1,500 light bulbs in question that have to be changed frequently, plus the safety issues involved in accessing many of the ceilings that are 35 to 56 feet above the floor. With new LED lighting, lamps will require replacement only once every several years. Yet another advantage would be the decrease in cooling load due to the lower operating temperatures of the LED lamps. This is a marked improvement over the current weekly to monthly requirement, not to mention the decrease in energy consumption of the LED lamps over the incandescent lamps, which are rated from 25W to 500W. The result of this project will be a savings of over 500,000 kilowatt hours of electricity per year - equivalent to roughly 345 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions.